MMGM: The Wig in the Window

We interrupt this program to bring you this important announcement:

Even imaginary cats sometimes need time to relax and recharge. So after today, I’m officially on a vacation. I can’t wait to chase a few squirrels, nap in the sun, and maybe even read a few books. See you soon!

And now, back to our regularly scheduled MMGM program.

I loved this week’s Operation Story Share. I mean, loved, Loved, LOVED! I’m talking about The Wig in the Window by Kristen Kittscher, and my whiskers are still twitching with excitement whenever I think about it.

The Wig in the Window

Here’s the inside cover blurb:

Sophie Young and Grace Yang: best friends, seventh graders, spies.

Equipped with walkie-talkies, binoculars, and candy, the girls sneak out for one of their midnight spy missions expecting a simple stakeout. But what starts as a silly game turns very real when they peek in on Luna Vista’s notoriously bizarre middle-school counselor, Dr. Charlotte Agford (aka Dr. Awkward).

Is there more to Dr. Agford than her tacky clothes and sugary falsetto voice? Sophie and Grace are convinced something sinister lurks below the surface . . . and they just might be right. Soon they’re racing to outsmart the suspicious counselor—all while cracking secret codes, dodging a mysterious blue car, and keeping tabs on strangers with unibrows and Texas twangs.

But the strain of the investigation pushes the girls further apart. Even if Sophie and Grace uncover the truth about Agford in time, will their friendship survive?

We cats are natural-born spies, so I thought for sure I could figure out this little mystery. But there were so many twists and double twists and triple twists going on that by the time the book was over, I was in awe. There was plenty of humor, danger, and suspense to go along with a deeper message about friendship and how our perceptions can make all the difference.

The Wig in the Window by Kristen Kittscher gets all four paws up, not to mention my tail! Yes, I liked it that much.

Are you still here? Get going and read this book!

About flashthecatblog

I am the Professional Mews for Cindy Strandvold, as well as a huge fan of middle-grade books. Which, coincidentally, is the age Cindy writes for.
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12 Responses to MMGM: The Wig in the Window

  1. Joni says:

    I really enjoyed this book as well- and I’m super impatient-excited for the sequel. ^.^

  2. Akoss says:

    There is a sequel? Oh man! I was hopping to read it this year though because of the mystery aspect. Please tell me it’s still a decent stand alone.

  3. I hadn’t heard of this one and it sounds intriguing. I’m always a big fan of anything where kids are spying.

  4. Deb says:

    I am getting this one to read today. Yay,

  5. Joanne Fritz says:

    Adding to my TBR list right now! Sounds like a fun read. Enjoy your break.

  6. Mark says:

    I was lucky enough to read an ARC of this one, and I loved it, too. Glad to see someone else praising it.

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